GP Practice Pharmacist

MMS® Practice Pharmacist Support

MMS® can provide support to NHS Practices to help meet their goals and targets and to improve patient outcomes. We can provide tailored solutions for NHS Practices and Federations to minimise your time commitment and maximise your outcomes within restrained NHS budgets. 

With rising prescribing complexity corresponding to an ageing population together with budgetary challenges, Pharmacist expertise is becoming increasingly in demand.

MMS® can provide pharmacists on a long term or sessional basis depending on the requirements of the practice. We ensure that clinical grade pharmacists are embedded into the processes of your practice.

 

The addition of a Clinical Pharmacist has been proven to alleviate the workload of a GP by removing time consuming responsibilities from their list of duties. Furthermore our MMS® pharmacists can support patients to get the most from their medicines, reduce medicines wastage and reduce unplanned hospital admissions.

MMS® has innovatively found ways to work with the NHS to provide risk-share and flexible services that deliver a distinct advantage to compliment medicines management teams. This has proven beneficial in conjunction with our ability to offer sponsored programmes in a range of therapy areas, clinical reviews and software solutions, so there will be no cost implications to your surgery or CCG. 

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Improve Patient Outcomes

Optimise Patient Care

Improve QOF Outcomes

Practice Pharmacists can be directly commissioned from MMS® to work in your Practice or Federation.
The option of outsourcing Pharmacist support is comparable in costs to direct employment but may offer additional advantages.
MMS® offer flexible options to ease the pressures of recruitment, training, and the potentially significant overheads relating to employment contracts & indemnity.

MMS® pharmacists can provide a varied and flexible service to suit the demands of different practice settings, key features include;

  • Medication Reviews and Clinics

  • Prescription management and acute ordering

  • Medicines Reconciliation & Hospital Discharge reviews

  • Telephone queries and consultation

  • Managing cost effective prescribing and QIPP

  • Improve quality of care to improve patient outcomes & admission avoidance

  • Risk stratification –virtual ward

Benefits that have been consistently demonstrated include;

  • Improved access & reduced demand on GP consultations

  • Resolving day-to-day medicine queries

  • Integration with MDT to consult and treat patients directly

  • Free up GP time and potentially reduce locum GP fees

Pilots have demonstrated that a Practice Pharmacist can save 1 hour per GP per day, 6 hours of GP time per surgery per day

Case Example: MMS® Practice Pharmacist – outcomes at 6 months

1505

Medicines Reviews

485

Hospital Discharge Reconciliations

121

Locum GP Sessions Saved

Example day for a MMS® GP Practice Pharmacist
There are various service models to MMS® support for a practice based pharmacist

MMS can provide bespoke models of support to suit your requirements. Please contact MMS to speak to one of our senior team for further information

MMS® Ltd
First Floor, Unit 18
Warren Business Park 
Enderby, Leicester, LE19 4SA
T: 0116 286 4441    F: 0116 286 6227    E: enquiries@medicines-management.co.uk

 

 

 

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Pharmacist Training

 

 

 

87% 

found our training event Highly Relevant to their role and for further career progression

MMS® GP Practice Pharmacist Training Programme

Due to the success of our last event and an increased demand, MMS are pleased to announce that we will be running  further GP Practice Pharmacist training events.

Gain the skills to become a Practice Pharmacist

Advance your career as a Pharmacist

Learn key GP software with hands on training

CPD accredited learning programme

MMS® will be introducing a training programme for pharmacists looking to move into a GP Practice setting. We will provide valuable information on key skills that are used in GP Practice and will equip you with the knowledge needed to succeed in practice. This programme will be run by experienced practice pharmacists and will offer you a hands on approach to learning how to work as a practice pharmacist.

The MMS® GP Pharmacist Training Programme will:

 – Familiarise new pharmacists with the Primary Care Landscape
 – Introduce key aspects of a practice based role
 – Highlight the significance of NHS work streams eg. QOF and QIPP
 – Expert speakers sharing a range of case studies
 – Unique insight and demonstration of GP Practice software
 – 6 Hours of certified Continued Professional Development (CPD)
 – Options to shadow and network with experienced clinical pharmacists

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Opportunities

MMS® is always looking to expand our network of Clinical Pharmacists. We have links with CCGs, GP Practices and GP Federations nationwide and have many opportunities for you to expand and further your role as a Pharmacist.

The MMS® Practice Pharmacist Training Programme has been developed to give pharmacists the skills to be able to work in primary care and become familiar with the NHS Landscape from a local and national perspective. We will provide training on key functions of GP software, which is a nationwide first and will provide further opportunities for you to gain the skills to work in a GP Practice setting.

Please contact us for information regarding our training programme or send us your CV with details of your availability for primary care work and we will be in touch.